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about 60 seconds to get that call entered and sent out to the fire department."down to the wire.a long day of racing, it comes to inches as a virginia native tries to win his first daytona 500. thank you for choosing good day virginia. it's monday february 22 i'm kyle benjamin. and i'm january keaton. happening in matter of hours, parents and community leaders will gather at northside high school for a public meeting. this after accusations of misconduct and missing money. there were even threats of violence. school district officials say those rumors and accusations are not true!
school back on february 12th after longtime principal frank dent suddenly resigned citing personal and family reasons. then days later, dent's assistant principal amy puckett asks to be reassigned. she had been with the school district in that role for nearly two years. on thursday, a possible threat of violence against the security and parents getting no prior notification. that left many parents with unanswered questions and school leaders allowing execused absences at both the middle school and the high school. as wfxr's bill wadell reports, while many unanswered questions do remain with both parents and students, officials say they're doing what they can to ease concerns. 00:00 - 00:0500:20 - 00:25 tom mccracken "i as well have heard embezzlement and fraud and all these other things and the rumors get juicy."tom mccracken is on damage control. he and other roanoke county school board members - are getting an earful online. the first complaint - parents weren't notified fast enough - about a threat of violence at billy spence "i'd rather play it safe than sorry, you know. quicker, that had been nice." billy spence kept his kids - the threat - was not credible. mccracken says - an alert was posted on facebook - but there were no phone calls or text messages to parents. tom mccracken "why werent we notified sooner. so thats a valid question."the other concern, rumors swirling about northside principal frank dent unexpectedly stepping down ...
only days later.while some accuse there was misconduct between the two, mccracken says its a personnel matter. tom mccracken "there is no validity, i have researched i have spent the time, the days the hours the weeks at northside at central trying to figure out whats going on. i've seen nothing to substantiate any of these claims."the hope now - shifting focus away from social media - and back on school work. billy spence "it's tough with teenagers anyways because there's always try to to tell them don't listen to it. try to get the instead of worrying about what everyone else is saying."
in pittsylvania county- the hargrave military academy- will reopen this morning. the priveat boarding school shut down late last week after somone posted violent threats online. investigators say the threats were tied to the terrorist group isis.wfxr's solina lewis has more from chatham. officers from the pittsylvania county sheriffs office told me they'd be leaving just a few hours ago-- adding that it had been a quiet weekend on campus with no sign of trouble...i spoke to a few parents who were dropping their kids off earlier sunday and most of them said they weren't worried and that they were sure the school had taken all of the safety precautions necessary...but that they were surprised to hear of the threats in the first place--
quiet area...school officials also told me that everything will resume normally this morning and that they don't anticipate any further problems related to last weeks threat. solina lewis wfxr news is a private boarding school. it is home to about 240 young men in grades seven through 12. a cold front will drop south through the area overnight allowinga wedge of high pressure to build in from the
bring cool in galax- fire crews were called to a home yesterday- but when they got there- the home had already collapsed. officials put this photo out on twitter.they say the fire was on laurel mountain lane in woodlawn.you can see from this picture- there isn't much left. fire officials haven't released a cause. if there's a fire - or any emergency - the first line of defense - is our local 911
*dispatcher* doing while you're on the other end of his or her line?i recently got a tour of the roanoke 9-1-1 cent to see what happens when the calls come in. a couple seconds of nats of ringing phone only, no answering!they're the lifelines you seldom hear about... but they're likely the people you'll need *first* in an emergency.a couple seconds of nats of dispatcher talking on the phone.... winter is the time of year roanoke county 911 dispatchers say they see an increase in fire related calls.zach @ 19:10-:14 "we defnitely receive a lot more reports of structure fires..."zach beckner is a volunteer firefighter..zach @ 19:16-:25 "people are trying to stay warm, whether they're may be abandoned homes, or maybe they're just using sources of heat-- they're not using them very safely."...not just a volunteer firefighter, zach is also the communications supervisor for roanoke city's 911 dispatch center. a small operation-- but a vital one. zach showed me around the downtown digs, and walked me through how the nearly all- female first response team takes fire calls.zach @ 15:20-:22 "when a fire call comes in, time is of the essence." *butted*zach @ 15:31-:38 "the fire dispatcher has about 60 seconds to get that call entered and sent out to the fire department." *butted*zach @ 15:44-:47 "we have strict time limits when we have to get those calls out."those strict time limits put in place by the national fire protection association, which sets response times for fire dispatch centers.here at the roanoke city 911 center, calls come in through one dispatcher... and *that* dispatcher patches them through to workers specifically trained to handle fire-related emergencies.zach @ 17:20-:26 "everything that the fire department... while they're on their way to a call... is based on the knowledge we have here in the 911 center."*butted*zach @ 17:39-:51 "if we're giving them information that someone's trapped, if it's a
reports, a lot of different calls, smoke and flames from different parts of the building, we're gonna relay that and that's gonna change their tactic greatly once they get out on the scene."each 911 dispatcher monitoring a state of the art matrix of screens.. to meticulously log each and every fire call as it comes in. zach @ 18:15-:29 "the most important thing we're gonna gather is your address, because if we don't have that, we don't know how to get help to you. once we have that address, we wanna think about life safety-- is there anybody still inside the structure if it's a house on fire? is anybody in danger if it's a car on fire?" life-safety is a 911 dispatcher's #1 priority, because when it comes to fire... no call... more nats
the supervisor at the 911 dispatch center, sonya, wants the public to know they're set to expand the center and they need more dispatchers-- especially bilingual dispatchers. for more information on how you can apply, go to our website, virginiafirst.com and click on the 911 dispatch story. virginia's presidential primary is next week.... and
next on good day virginia, political analyst ed lynch joins to look at just who could win on super tuesday. it may only be february, but the long cold winter is over for many nascar fans... the season started yesterday with the super bowl of racing. we will have highlights from daytona coming up on good day
wfxr news >> january: all right, welcome back, everybody. at 8:13 and "good day, virginia". wfxr your local election headquarters and the virginia primary set for march first and the latest poll shows donald trump leading the pack among republicans. >> kyle: yes! newport university poll shows donald trump with 28 percent of the vote. former senator marco rubio in second with 22% and ted cruz close behind with 18%. but the poll bad news for donald trump. it found almost 2/3 of virginia voters bring an unfavorable view of the billionaire republican to the voting booth. >> january: on the democrat side hillary clinton has 52% of support versus 40 for sanders.
1st, as mentioned, but in the meantime no rest for the presidential candidates as they campaign ahead of key nominating contests this week in nevada and south carolina. >> kyle: kelly wright reports from new york. >> reporter: following a big victory in the south carolina primary over the weekend, donald trump looks to keep his momentum going. >> the people of our country are amazing, amazing people and we want to win again. we're going to win. we're going to win. we're going to win. >> senators marco rubio and ted cruz also back on the campaign trail. holding rallies in nevada ahead of the state's gop caucus tomorrow night. >> if y'all agree with me that it's now or never, i ask every one of you to join me. the nevada caucuses are 48 hours from now. >> so we cannot lose this election! i'm here today to ask you to caucus for me. >> the remaining republican candidates are vying to pick up supporters of jeb bush who
>> jeb bush supporters are not going to donald trump. donald trump is a divisive, reckless candidate. >> in the meantime hillary clinton is in california to raise money following her victory over bernie sanders in nevada. >> as long as secretary clinton wins victories, however narrow, as in iowa and nevada, those delegates stay with her. right now she's on the path to the nomination. >> reporter: but the vermont senator says the fight is far from over to go the distance. >> this campaign is gaining momentum because we're listening to the american people. >> sanders and clinton are now turning their attention to south carolina which holds its democratic primary next saturday. in new york, kelly wright, fox news. >> all right, dive a little bit more to weekend primary and
ed again. are they becoming the shoo ins for both races? >> reporter: the dynamic changed significantly. donald trump is winning but winning in the low 30s. 31, 32, 33% of the vote which is all you need when there are 6 candidates running but only 3, 30% can easily make you come in third as first. on the democratic side, hillary clinton got a huge win for momentum in nevada. it is a narrow win and her loss permanently. bernie sanders is not going anywhere so it looks like a long slog on both sides. >> now we saw the newport study that shows donald trump with the unfavorable rating here in
the question is how do you win the primary with 60% of voters saying they don't like you. >> the other 30% like him a lot and when there are multiple candidates, 30% is good for the win and 32% is good for the win but that is the trump campaign. many like him a lot and see him as the salvation of the country and thingers trying to wrabwrap their minds around the donald trump presidency. >> it hurts to think about it. but john kasich still in the fight but not really. when do you think kasich will bow out? >> there is enormous pressure on all of the kapdidates and each between ruz and cubio to drop out and if republicans are part of the 60% unfavorable group in the way they view
nomination and then a lot of pressure on all the candidates but one to drop out so the anti-trump vote can coalesce around a single candidate. >> and what will we from the republican party to try to stall not only the momentum but whatever he's built? how do they shut that down? >> i think they've been going about it the wrong way. they've been trying to stop trump by attacking trump. that only makes his on core supporters rally around him all the stronger. the other cantidates, particularly rubio and cruz need to do, need to create the forward-looking vision about where they see america going in the next 5-10 years and talk more about hillary clinton than they talk about donald trump. donald trump cannot exist without people paying attention to him. if you stop paying attention to him, that might be more effective. >> kyle: we'll see what happens. they move to virginia next week. the primary 8 days from today.
and going to be a shock a little later in the week. we'll have flowers out pretty shortly though. take a look. here comes the count down. 7 days left in the month of february since it is leap year after all. 20 days left until daylight saving time. now that is interesting because it is already past 6:00 as far as our sunset is concerned. and we're almost back into the 6:00 hour for sunrise. show you that in just a minute. 20 days when you have spring as far as the calendar is concerned. the days are longer and warmer for us and sunrise is approaching 7 a.m. it's 7:01 today. tomorrow 7:00 on the nose and we cross into the 6:00 hour. sunset already coming after 6 p.m. 6:06 as a matter of fact. and the average high temperature for the day has crossed the 50 mark and 51 the average high in roanoke today. not going to see that.
days as a matter of fact. but at least we're heading in the right direction theoretically. right now outside we do have some pretty dense fog and dense areas from lewisburg to hot springs and roanoke with improving visibility and clearing up with fluctuating visibility and give yourself plenty of time so you don't run into problems in the fog. 40 in lewisburg and 46 in roanoke and 45 in lynchburg and 46 also in martinsville and 44 in with clouds around and that's down to the south and it is that rough line with showers and clouds stalling out down to the south and begins to lift up down into the day tomorrow and because of the area down to the pressure to the south and west and it's riding along with that front that will bring us rain as we had late in the day today
so take a look at the future cast as we head towards noon. the chance for a couple of spotty showers and clouds around with maybe showers forming up as we head towards the evening drive time as well. we'll notice those become more numerous and wider spread as we go through the overnight and at that area of low pressure that makes its way up and in and we could be dealing with pretty heavy rain first thing tomorrow morning for the morning commute. get up a little early and give yourself a little extra time and as that moves out, we will find things calming down. the second half of the day, another area of low pressure will swing a front through as we head into the day on wednesday. that one will also bring us the chance for some heavy rain, maybe even some thunder. so may see some flood watches starting to pop up as the ground is pretty saturated right now so watch that through the day today and into tomorrow with those rain showers moving through. the rainy first half of the week, the second half much dryer bialso much cooler.
>> january: welcome back, everybody. the anti-hero smash deadpool had a smash weekend at the box office but several took a shot to dethrone it this weekend. >> kyle: but did any come close? it earned another 55 million this weekend raking in 152 million last weekend when it opened to president's day. not bad considering deadpool produced for just 58 million so they already recouped their investment. >> january: industry analysts say it's on track to become one of the most successful r-rated movies ever. kung fu panda 3 in second place with ticket receipts totaling 12.5 million. risen debuted in third place with 11.8 million. >> and the puritan period thriller the witch opened with 9 million and how to be single rounds out the top 5 with a little over and four cats. >> wait, i'm single and i don't have any cats.
>> will drop south through the area overnight allowing >> jason: all right, 8:31 now. here on "good day, virginia". thanks for joining us this monday morning. i'm meteorologist jason caterina. we have significantly reduced visibility in spots this morning. please give yourself a little extra time on the roads.
we will have some scattered showers and patchy drizzle around for much of the day today. first half of the week looking awfully wet but dryer in the second half and colder with the two others in the full forecast coming up in just a couple of minutes. "good day, virginia" returns right now. it's monday february 22 i'm kyle benjamin. and i'm january happening today in roanoke. the defense and prosecution in the kevin quick murder trial will present closing arguments. six trial for killing the waynesboro police reserve captain back in 2014. his body later found in goochland county. that jury will have to decide whether those gang members are guilty on all or some of the 34 charges they face. a 45-year old father of two is accused of going on a shooting spree in kalamazoo, michigan. police say jason dalton worked as an uber driver before killing six people and injured two others. authorities say it appears
... who range in age from 14 to 74 ... at random.kelly wright reports. :00-:08:12-19:38-:461:03-1:09 1:21-1:281:29-1:38 a michigan community is grieving after a gunman goes on a shooting spree ... killing at least six people and injuring two others. the violence breaking out saturday night in the city of kalamazoo.getting says: "there is no connection that we are aware of between the three sets of victims to each other or any of the victims to mr. dalton." according to officials ... 45-year old jason dalton shot five people outside a cracker barrel restaurant ... including a fourteen year old girl .... before killing a father and son outside a kia dealership. a woman was also shot outside of an apartment complex. fletter says: "a bunch of people just came out and started helping her. i was like, 'oh, jeez. this lady got shot.'" dalton ... who was taken into custody sunday morning ... had no criminal record and worked as an uber driver. a man who had been a passenger in dalton's vehicle hours before the shootings says he could tell something was wrong.mellen says: "we got a mile from my house and then he got a telephone call and after he got that telephone call he started driving really erratically. we were running stop signs." meantime ... people in kalamazoo coming together for a prayer vigil sunday night ... those at the event pausing to remember the victims ... while others saying the incident has left them shaken.buchler says: "there's an underlying feeling of fear, and there's kids who don't want to go outside and are just really fearful." jason dalton is expected to be arraigned monday on multiple counts of first degree murder
a source with knowledge of the investigation says dalton picked up and dropped off passengers between shootings. investigators think he was looking for even more fares after the final attack. a cold front will drop south through the area overnight allowinga wedge of high pressure to build in from the north throughmonday. this will
to theregion...along with some patchy fog. by wednesday, a large area of low pressure will moveout of the lower mississippi valley and into the great lakes region...bringing another round of widespread rainfall to theappalachians and central mid atlantic region. physicians at carilion clinic work to stay on the cutting edge of every type of medicine. right now many of them are attending the 45th annual critical care congress in orlando.they're exploring the latest breakthroughs in intensive care medicine. wfxr's paris holmes is here with more . good morning guys!the critical
opporturnity for medical professionals from around the world to share ideas and diverse perspectives in treating people who are seriously ill or injured. at this five day event, carilion physicians are listening from world-renowned speakers, participating in interactive workshops and panel discussions.they will bring all of that information back to patients here in the roanoke valley. dr. alice ackerman is a peditrician at carillion.she has been attending this conference for about 20 years.she says-- it's one thing to read up on the latest research on medicine, but it's another to be in the room and talking with the people who are actually doing the reasearch. she also says the conference reassures her about the work they are already doing at carilion. many of the things that i 've heard about this year are things that we are already doing in roanoke. the way that we treat children with severe respiratory diseases is right there. we are really doing everything that is reccomended
the conference-- organized by the society of critical care medicine--is also uses the power of social media to spread their word and works. you can use the hashtag c-c-c 45 to learn more. in the studio, paris holmes,wfxr news we are a long way off from the christmas and holiday, but some local people are already working on it.we will tell you how their efforts are helping sick children when good day
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race season kicked off yesterday with the 58th running of 'the great american race' ...the daytona 500. wining this race and you are immortalized forever...plus... you're locked into the chase for the sprint cup... lets roll down to the daytona international this race you're immortalized forever and lock yourself into the race for the sprint cup. and fire those engines on the daytona speedway. the rookie chase elliott is the youngest sitter and there he is
and dale earnhardt jr. with the 19 laps in and elliott rookie blues! loses it and almost back under control and then does a little turf maintenance and taking a huge chunk. dale jr. losing it all by himself and slick and would say hello to the inside wall and jr. and fifth caution. and danica going for the wild ride and bump bump into the garage. and it is this move on accident and then for the win and smallest margin of victory in history and 1/100 of a second and hamlin your day tone 500 winner and very excited. daytona's first win give the
talks to him. >> and he acknowledged when he was in the second grade at 7 years old he wrote down on the piece of paper he wanted to win the daytona 500. however he could never have imagined what unfolded here in the last lap today. >> the pinnacle of my career for sure. i haven't got a championship yet and so this is obviously the biggest, biggest win for myself and it's just the circumstances. i mean jd gibbs who found me about 12-13 years ago. it's his birthday today. he's been so pivotal to myself and my team and supporting me for the last 11 years. >> i felt like i had enough momentum to keep them behind me and i did up until the last couple of feet and he shot out the last couple of inches on me right before the line. >> reporter: now with the big show behind them, hamlin and the rest of the nascar guys hunker down for the rest of the
in atlanta. at daytona international speedway, i'm john. >> january: all right, it might be a little early to talk about the holidays, right? but the ronald mcdonald house of southwest virginia kicked off the holiday card contest fund raiser asking artists to submit part work in the form of the card that captured their idea of the holiday. now the cards then go on display and the public will pick their favorite card and it will be printed by the ronald mcdonald house. >> everything will go on display. we'll be displaying the art work for that space. >> and it will later go on sale during the holidays. the proceeds go to the ronald mcdonald house that provides the home away from home for families taking care of children in the hospital. the details on the deadline and how you can enter, check out our website, virginiafirst.com >> jason: starting to clear up
>> 8:46. a live look at the from the wfxr studios. still fairly foggy and need extra time to get safely to work so you can slow down out there on the roads. looking a little better in blacksburg right now. just pretty cloudy out there. it may be a little bit of blue sky trying to patch up there in spots but do expect just plenty
much of the day today. testimonies pretty steady in blacksburg as well and that is not dropping too far in the overnight and tomorrow with the rain coming through and temperatures will be pretty steady as well. 46 right now in roanoke. a bit of a breeze out of the south/southeast at 7 mph and the humidity at 100% and we're looking at dense fog in portions of roanoke and those temperatures remain steady in the mid to upper 40s throughout the day and trailing off just a touch as we go through the evening and overnight. low visibility has improved at the airport and up to 5 miles. .3 of a mile in lewisburg and still socked in in hot springs and visibility in blacksburg. glenville on the way down currently and where wherever you need to travel, give yourself extra time. in the region mainly in the 40s though hot springs and lewisburg falling back in the 30s.
45 in blacksburg and we do have plenty of clouds around for much of the region and the cold front make its way through the region earlier. that brought a couple of very scattered showers with that front stalling out down to the south with another wave of low pressure currently out by louisiana. we'll slide up that thing and bring this rain on into tomorrow. first, though, that area with the high pressure to the north will continue to wedge some of that moisture back against this part of the appalachians and cloudiness through much of the roanoke valley as you go through the day today and additional showers later on and see that here in the future cast with plenty of clouds lingering for us. the showers start to redevelop as we head into the later part of the afternoon and right around drive time you deal with some and maybe plan on the bit of the slower ride home tonight. tomorrow morning we'll be looking at moderate and heavy rain across much of the region so do expect the slow ride to work tomorrow morning. good news is that gets out of here pretty quickly. by the noon time it's starting to exit the region. that will leave us with just a couple of showers and plenty of
tomorrow. that's all in advance of the next system to come through into the day on wednesday and that will bring in some more showers and some of that stuff could be heavy at times with the possibility for some thunderstorms as this front comes through during peak heating times so we'll have to watch as the pretty vigorous cold front making its way through the region will usher in some significantly keeler air on the back side of it -- cooler air on the back side of it. the good news is the air on the second half of the week will dry out. the temperatures in the 30s fonear 50 and same into central around lynchburg the temperature at 49 for the afternoon. vista. temperatures tomorrow a bit cooler as we'll have the rain making its way through and more rain and maybe some thunderstorms for wednesday and windy and cooler the rest of the week but drying out for the weekend with some sunshine. we're just trading the warm wet weather for cool dry weather. >> kyle: i suppose. >> january: i guess if you like that.
as always virginiafirst.com is your home for jason's latest pinpoint forecast, your news headlines and local sports highlights. after the weekend many are and hopefully someplace warm. of course some people enjoy planning their vacations and for others it's a chore but our organized in 60 seconds guru can help all of us get ready. >> hi! i'm your clutter coach with organized in 60 seconds. planning for a vacation or trip can be overwhelming. i have tips to help keep you organized. it's important to keep a list of things to do as well as a time line for when things need to be done. the list should include selecting the destination, making travel reservations and planning activities or places of interest you plan to visit. do your research early so you can take advantage of all your destination has to offer. a packing check list is critical as well. finally keep all of your
one location such as the file or folder. that's my tip for today. for more tips and information about the products we feature, please visit our website, organized in 60 seconds.com i'm your clutter coach making your life easier 60 seconds at a time. >> kyle: a vacation checklist is a little helpful so you don't forget something like your beach chairs or your children or your minivan perhaps. the luggage. things like that. good to make sure you have everything. >> january: then don't worry about it on the day of. you have so many things already. >> kyle: just load the vehicle and head to the shore. >> january: oh, no, forgot jeffrey! and already halfway to wally world. >> kyle: hope he's on the roof. >> january: things get worse
i don't know what we're being a horse at the reba farm inn can be hard work! groups are stopping by for >> january: being a horse on can be hard work. horse back tours. what is a horse to do? and a horse says neigh. >> kyle: that's true. charlie cooper shows us how the horses are cared for at the farm and how they're healthy. >> this is what it looks like in and only moments before they're saddled up for a ride. >> one of the biggest things especially is feeding. keeping their weight up.
top priority when it comes to taking care of the horses. >> generally i'd say about 12-1300 pounds of hay gets fed every day and horses usually 3-4 each. >> and it's 26 different breeds and many of them rescued. those who care for the horses say it's about knowing them individually and knowing how they react to different situations. >> when you're using your horse, you must know their body types and must know their burn off and possibilities and using them. >> and it is knowing there's something wrong. >> and the friction of the blanket they can get sores. if the saddle isn't sitting correctly or lopsided because maybe didn't get all the dirt at their shoulders. it can create pressure points. >> reporter: also important, pairing them with the right rider. >> i know the horses and now i have to size up the group and
it's the body language. >> to make sure the rider and the horse are comfortable with each other, it's part of looking out for their well being. the reason they're brought to the farm in the first >> we rescue them and were their last hope. >> charlie cooper, wfxr news. >> kyle: and friends and family laced up bowling shoes and hit the lanes on sunday. >> january: and the achievement in the oscars and valley bowlathon. the junior achievement oscars in the alley bowlathat you know is a bowling -- bowl-a-thon that raises money to buy materials. it teaches work ready upons entpren -- readiness and entrepreneurship and even finance. >> we're going out and doing 51
called our city and then doing it with the 8th graders and 7th graders and then it's a finance park and all those materials children. contribute by attending the last event which is next weekend at amf hilltop lanes so great event for a great cause. >> kyle: bowling is always a lot of fun! >> january: and bowl for something meaningful! >> jason: not a great bowler but always fun. captioning provided by:
shocking guests. and now, they're back. you slept with his brother? >> yes, i did. >> maury: this is maurice. do you believe he's the father of this baby? this baby's mother believes it. >> that's his baby at the end of the day. >> maury: maurice's sister believes it. but he doesn't believe it at all. and neither does his other sister, joyce. >> this isn't my niece. and i'm not claiming nobody is. >> maury: the skin color of one child -- >> she's lying. family into turmoil. we're going to settle this. and just wait until the dna results come out. this man loves chastity. >> chastity loves me. >> maury: and this man loves chastity. father. father. the situation seems crazy. be it's actually even crazier.